ArTaG

ArTaG … what?!?

In the spirit of creating a challenge for myself, I’ve come up with ArTaG – an art tagging game!

How many of us when feeling pressure have said, “I just don’t have time to sketch!”  “Stop overthinking and just do it”, I say, but starting can be the hard part. In order to help motivate myself, and to help myself be accountable to others, I’m tagging friends through messaging to see if they want to “play”!

4 minute sketch
4 minute sketch

I just did a 4 minute sketch and messaged it off to a friend who is now “it”; she has been tagged!  The tag sketching game is in her court!  Now I wait (go about my daily business – drink tea, eat chocolate, sketch more, hold my granddaughter, paint) for my friend to  complete her 4 minute sketch (hopefully within 24 hours to keep it fresh) and message it back to me!  The concept is to do new fresh sketches with each tagging.  The great part about ArTaG is you set your own length of time for the sketch!  It’s fun to experiment, try a 30 second, 1 minute, 5 minute or 20 minutes!  It’s amazing what can be accomplished in each of those amounts of time.  I like putting the date and time on the sketch to document my work.

Be on the lookout!  I may be tagging you, next!

The Daily Sketch

At the beginning of January, I decided to take part in doing a daily sketch through The Artist Table. Almost every day I’ve been doing my daily sketch/drawing.
This is a photo of what I did last night. I used a photo from earlier this year as my reference.
My level of comfort in using a brush pen is increasing. The sketches/drawings I create are without the use of a pencil and eraser. In other words, every single mark I make with the brush pen is permanent, whether I like it or not. It’s a great way to look closer and be more determined and accepting of each stroke,
I also find a challenge in creating the marks to denote values and shadows. The interaction and play of patterns can be quite fun!

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